Supply Chain Manager

Job title : Supply Chain Manager
Contract type : Permanent
Location : Waterford
Sectors :
Salary : €65000.00 - €75000 per annum + pension + bonus + health + sick pay
Start date : ASAP
Duration : permanent
Job Reference : SYN2586x_1635936113
Contact name : Stephen Brauner
Contact email :

Supply Chain Manager

· €65-75k
· 5% matched pension contribution
· 15 days sick pay.
· Doctors scheme
· Company bonus
· €500 gift card

Syntech are looking for a talented and driven Procurement / Supply chain manager to join a globally recognised manufacturing business based in Waterford, Ireland. The successful Procurement / Supply Chain Manager will need to have strong leadership in cost management, team development and process improvement. understanding the supply markets, constraints, and dynamics in the supply chain, create and establish strong relationships with the company's suppliers and partners and propose strategies, systems and solutions for ensuring optimisation in the company's supply chain for its customers. This is a very cross functional position and will need close coordination with the Manufacturing, Finance, Engineering, Sales and Logistics group to improve efficiencies and material flows for customer order fulfilment.

Procurement / Supply Chain Manager duties:
Develop and lead the Supply Chain team to work collaboratively and develop the Supply Chain function both internally and as a strategic resource, cultivating key stakeholder relationships;

Manage cost opportunities in the Supply Chain by developing and creating strategic supply agreements for materials and supplies;

Manage the company's stock and inventory programmes for materials, components, WIP and finished products to ensure optimisation of the company's inventory policies and objectives;

Devise and create strategic partnerships with suppliers covering critical categories (e.g. mechanical/electrical/pneumatic), addressing procurement requirements, and developing areas of growth;

Ensure that strategic partnership agreements focus on cost, innovation, competence, sustainability and collaborative alliances to leverage core capabilities, deliver efficiencies, create more value for customers and achieve supply chain goals;

Development of KPI's and management information to measure and manage supplier performance, costs, efficiencies, sustainability, ESG, and requirements;

Proactively update relevant individuals on issues or concerns, in particular when there is a risk that could prevent the Company from meeting customer demands;

Negotiate contracts, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers, and review opportunities to make business savings, utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods;

Identify and develop new vendors to expand the supply base in line with the company's delivery and quality expectations and standards;
Engage with the company's stakeholders and group members for strategic customer updates on supply chain activities for KPI's, costs, OTD and quality metrics;

Monitor key performance indicators, analyse costs to serve performance data, and coordinate cross functional work teams to increase effectiveness of supply chain initiatives;

Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, MS Project and ERP systems;

Coordinate supply chain partners and ensure compliance with customer, EU and global regulations;

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Be in a senior management position for a minimum of 5-years;

  • Experienced in a dynamic manufacturing environment in the area of supply chain;

  • Efficient and effective interpersonal skills and strong communication skills;

  • Good working knowledge of MS Office package and ERP systems;

  • Ability to work across multi functions and communicate across functions;

  • Proven problem solving skills and methodologies;

  • Capable of working in a fast-paced dynamic environment

  • Knowledge of materials and components consumed in SEMI equipment would be an advantage;

  • International travel is expected as part of the role;

  • A full clean driver's licence;

Academic qualifications:

  • Business degree in the field of Supply Chain Management;

The Company:

  • Globally recognised Manufacturing business based in Waterford, Ireland.

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